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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
View other events for the week of 7/15/2009
Laborfest: Film: Justice In The Coal Fields
Date Wednesday July 15
Time 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th St., at Valencia, San Francisco near 16th St BART
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
Justice In The Coal Fields (56 min.) USA 1995
by Anne Lewis
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1989 United Mine Workers strike against the Pittston Coal Company. This film by labor videographer Anne Lewis documents this militant strike and occupation of the company’s factory. Over 4,000 miners and their families were arrested in this struggle against union busting and the massive use of scabs to break the union and destroy the medical benefits of 1,500 pensioners, widows and disabled miners. Hundreds of state police were involved in escorting the scabs in this effort. The company also faced a $64 million fine from state and federal judges that was used to weaken the union nationally and was supported by Clinton’s NLRB Chair Bill Gould.
See also:
http://www.annelewis.org/films_filmography_Labor.html
http://www.roxie.com/events/index.cfm?LinkDate={ts%20'2009-06-22%2000:00:00'}
http://www.laborfest.net/2009schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 18th, 2009 7:31 AM
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